Gerry Beckley (Gerald Linford Beckley)

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Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Gerald Linford "Gerry" Beckley was born on September 12, 1952 in Forth Worth, Texas to an American father and an English mother. Beckley began playing the piano at age three and started playing guitar a few years later. In 1962, Gerry was a guitarist in the instrumental surf-rock band the Vanguards in Virginia. In 1967, Beckley's father became the commander at the U.S. Air Force Base at West Ruislip near London, England. Gerry attended London Central High School in Hartfordshire, where he played in various school bands and met fellow musicians Dan Peek and Dewey Bunnell. Read more...